Even if prom is a month or two away, you should already be thinking about how you want your makeup done. If you figure it out in advance, you can practice the look so that you know you like it – and if you don’t, you have plenty of time to pick a new look that you actually love.
While you can of course wear whatever color you want, you might want to consider specific eye makeup for the color of your eyes. If you have brown eyes, there are certain colors that can really make your eyes pop. The best shades for brown eyes are copper, greenish-gold, gold, navy, and cobalt. Navy and cobalt make a striking contrast to brown eyes that ends up looking awesome. Cooper, gold, and greenish-gold will all play up any hint of gold in your brown eyes, making them stand out even more.
But picking an eye shadow look out of these colors is still really difficult. If you’re feeling overwhelmed, here are 12 easy prom makeup ideas for brown eyes. Bring in the picture if you’re getting your makeup done, or use the tutorials some of these have to do them yourself. Oh, and by the way: these are perfect for prom, but really work for any event!
Get bold with a green smokey look.
Gold tones are great for brown eyes, as they bring out the color more. If you’re looking for something simple, this look is perfect. It’s very subtle, and super easy to do – below is the tutorial using Urban Decay’s Naked 2 Palette.
Bright blue shadow or liner makes a beautiful contrast against blue eyes. This one is bold, and will definitely get you noticed.
I don’t have brown eyes, but I still use this makeup look all the time. It’s so easy and pretty. This cooper look is perfect for brown eyes.
This greenish-gold look is soft, but still unique and very pretty.
Gold and metallics are great for brown eyes. This smokey eye uses Urban Decay’s Naked 2 Palette and is easy to recreate.
Green with flecks of glitter makes for a gorgeous eye shadow look that will make your eyes pop.
I love this look, which uses golds and navy to create a color palette that was basically made for brown eyes. It’s so different.
If you’re looking for something more bright and simple, go for this gold look. It’s so shimmery!
Again, navy and gold pair up for a perfect brown eyes makeup look.
Copper will really bring out your eye color. This one is a little subtle, yet still gorgeous.
This smokey eye is so pretty. The copper right in the middle will definitely ensure all eyes are on you.
Which of these makeup ideas is your favorite? What other kinds of makeup looks do you want to see? Tell me in the comments!